Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been told I have a hyperactive imagination.

I use to have a lot of nightmares when I was little, and even a few as I got older. I haven’t had a bad one for a while now.

Last night changed that.

I was watching Moana with some friends when I realized how bad my head was hurting. I quickly went back to my room and showered. I jumped right into bed after that, skipping the nightly routine of writing in my journal.

First, I could not fall asleep. Second, I kept waking up every time I did fall asleep. Third?

My roommate is trying out for the dance team, so she had to wake up early. She ended up waking me up because of how much I was panting and moving in my sleep. I woke up sweating.

I have not had a nightmare that got to me that much since I was in ninth grade. I don’t want to get into the nightmare because it involves some aspects of my life I would prefer to keep private.

My eyes are still tinged with red, even after I put in multiple eye drops.

Why do nightmares affect us so? I’m genuinely curious. Also, did something trigger a memory yesterday, or did my mind just recall this on its own? I wasn’t thinking of what was in my nightmare earlier on. I don’t really understand.

When’s the last time you all had a nightmare? Did you have a nice dream last night? What happened?


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